We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mclane Creek Nature Trail

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Best short hike in the Olympia area

McLane has about 1.5 miles of hiking trails, through second-growth forest, wetlands around a beaver... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Car break-ins ruin it for visitors

Always a welcomed escape into a miniature landscape with ponds and well maintained footpaths and... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
olympia, wa
via mobile
Read all 17 reviews
All photos (4)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Aug 9, 2017
“Best short hike in the Olympia area”
Aug 23, 2017
“Nice easy walk”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Delphi Rd, Olympia, WA 98512-9347
Reviews (17)
Filter reviews
17 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
See what travelers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Nice peaceful walk around the trsil. There are several pieces to the trail, you can do a shorter loop or take the longer one. There are several observation decks to view the wildlife.

Thank 273rita
Reviewed 10 August 2017

McLane has about 1.5 miles of hiking trails, through second-growth forest, wetlands around a beaver pond, and along McLane Creek. It is endlessly diverse, if you keep going back. In November hundreds of chum come up to spawn and die. In January endless rains help...More

2  Thank meinoly
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Always a welcomed escape into a miniature landscape with ponds and well maintained footpaths and plenty of trailside benches for nature watching. One word of caution however; the broken window glass often found in the parking lot is proof enough that some local hoodlums are...More

4  Thank cheezemaker
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We took our three dogs on this trail on a cool August day. We all enjoyed the trail which was clean, safe and well-maintained. We walked the short loop; I wish we hiked the full loop up to the creek. I'm sure we'll be back...More

Thank CMG3000
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

You need a discover pass to visit here. There is no place to purchase do plan ahead. There are restrooms at the beginning of the trailhead. The boardwalk is nice.

1  Thank Resi M
Reviewed 19 May 2016

An acquaintance suggested Mclane Creek Nature Trail to us as an easy (approx.) one mile walk through the best that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We were smitten! Always looking for accessible nature trails, this one is simply lovely! A beaver dam, and plenty...More

Thank LoryGene54
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This was a nice stroll around a couple of ponds. The trail was easy to navigate and there were plenty of places to stop and enjoy all of the birds singing, ducks floating, and newts swimming.

Thank Shannon H
Reviewed 17 March 2016

And it has a boardwalk so your feet won't get soaked, and explanatory signs so you know what you're looking at.

Thank Esther K
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This location is a perfect place to take a walk in the woods with your dog (on a leash and with a poop bag). No matter what timne of year your go, there are always ducks or birds to watch on the pathway around the...More

Thank soosihongkong
Reviewed 17 November 2015

There are trails all over, mostly wooded, so on a wet day you can hide under canopies of trees. There are beaver dams to walk around, a stream where you may see steelhead, and lots of wildlife. We take our dog walking up here. Limited...More

Thank cupperr
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
14 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Barbara G |
You need a Discover Pass to park at the trailhead.